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Miller, Robert Lazar, 1845-1941


Robert Lazar Miller was a cattle buyer and seller in Denver, and worked at the Denver Stockyards until his death at the age of 96 in 1941. He emigrated from Lithuania to Colorado in 1881. Along with his brother, Joe, they opened a furniture store in Cripple Creek, which subsequently burned, and a butcher shop in Denver. In the late 1890s he went into the cattle business. In the early part of the 20th century he worked as a cattle buyer at Sigman Meat Packing Company (K & B Packing and Provisions Company.) He was the father of Etta Miller Robinson, Irene Miller Stein, and Sophie Miller Peterman.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Irene Miller Stein Family Objects, Artwork, and Other Material

Identifier: B173
Overview Irene Miller (Mrs. Azriel) Stein was a professional artist well into her 90s. She was the daughter of Anna and Robert Lazar Miller, both pioneers of Denver's Jewish community. In 1921 she married Azriel Stein, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaina native and they had a son Stanley. Azriel Stein founded, owned, and operated Pencol Drug Store on the corner of Pennsylvania Street and Colfax Avenue in Denver. The collection contains papers, objects, scrapbooks that belonged to Robert Lazar Miller and...
Dates: 1885-2000

Jewish Cowboys, Cattlemen, and Poultry Raisers Collection

Identifier: B369
Overview The Miller family came from Lithuania in 1890s. Robert Lazar Miller was one of the founders of the Denver stockyards and became the chief buyer for the K and B Meat Packing Company. The Averch family arrived in Denver from Eastern Europe in the early 1900s and later founded the Capitol Meat Packing Company in 1925. Holocaust survivor Jack Stern came to the US as a refugee in 1949, moved to Denver and became a cattle buyer for the Averch family packing house. He later operated his own farm and...
Dates: 1900-2015

Sigman Family Scrapbooks and Photographs, 1900-1997

Identifier: B300.02
Scope and Contents This series contains photographs and papers about the Sigman family and the K. and B. Packing Company in Denver, Colorado. Louis K. Sigman and his sons Sam and Morris Sigman distributed free meat from their company during the depression from 1931-1940. Most of the material consists of digital images that were scanned from two scrapbooks.
Dates: 1900-1997